Samuel Johnson Quote

Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which the reader throws away. He only is the master who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity; whose pages are perused with eagerness, and in hope of new pleasure are perused again; and whose conclusion is perceived with an eye of sorrow, such as the traveller casts upon departing day.


The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (ed. 1787)

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Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which ...

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Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which ...

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Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which ...

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Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which ...